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Can You Have Surgery With A Cough
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Cough and surgery: Hello, it depends on the cough itself and the surgery you are scheduled for. For example, if you are scheduled for tube placement in your ears, this surgery takes 5minutes for both ears and can be done with IV sedation. But an open heart surgery requires general anesthesia and hours of surgery. If the cough is productive, associated with a fever, in a smoker/copd pt, then anesthesia will cancel. ...Read more
Hello I have a bad cough since january 3rd and its not going away with anything and I got it about 2weeks after surgery any one can help me?
Can I have surgery in 3 days if my bronchitis has been treated and my cough is mild. I do not have psnemonia and otherwise feel pretty good.?
Most likely: It depends on the type of surgery and anesthesia required and if your lungs sound clear now. You say you feel well so that's a good sign that it should be alright. Keep taking your inhalers as prescribed and call the surgery center or your doctor with any worsening symptoms. Good luck. Oh, stop smoking if you do. :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son will have his operation 6days from now. But he got cough and could. Isn't still possible to go on with his operation for hypospadias surgery?
Perhaps...: This cough could be due to post-nasal drip or gerd as well as bronchospasm. The ultimate desicion to proceed with the procedure is made by your surgeon and anesthesiologist. If there is no wheezing or signs of infection and your oxygen level is ok, they will likely proceed with the procedure but the desicion lies with the surgeon and anesthesiologist. Good luck! ...Read more
I have had a cough for about a week. I'm scheduled for surgery next Thursday. Will the cough interfere with my Anesthesia?
Undergo surgery to rmove appndix n cyst at the same time 2 yrs ago. But now sometimes I feel pain on the incision? Esp when I cough I hv to press d area
I just had gallbladder surgery 8days ago. I was fine until yesterday afternoon. I now have a cough and what feels like a cold. Should I be concerned?
Flu after surgery: Recovery from surgery is a time of vulnerability, and catching the flu or a cold is not uncommon. Check in with your surgery team. They may consider a flu shot or anti-virals. Make sure you have a post operative appointment. Then take it easy, rest, oral hydration. Call or go in if you develop fever, rash or vomiting. Be well. ...Read more
Have had surgery but due to coughing (poss whopping cough) hernia is back at moment not effecting bowl as before but painfull when I move what can I d?
Call your doctor: Call your surgeon and explain what's going on. If you have fever or are coughing up secretions, it might be best to delay surgery. But if this is just a mild cold, it may resolve without any problem. Also depends on the type of surgery you've having. Always best to be in prime health before surgery and anesthesia. ...Read more
Yes: Minor respiratory symptoms do not pose additional risk for tonsillectomy surgery; in fact, some have chronic upper respiratory symptoms that are part of why they need to have their tonsils out in the first place, making it difficult to catch them in a completely healthy state for surgery. Significant shortness of breath, severe cough with lots of phlegm, and fever are reasons to delay surgery. ...Read more
Surgery in few hours and have a tickle with occasional dry cough.? I don't want delay. Can I hide this?
Do not hide: Hiding any symptom from anesthesia is dangerous. Anesthesia itself has risks and the anesthesiologist needs to know about any and all symptoms you are having at the time of surgery. If it is an elective procedure, more tests may be needed to make sure you are in the best possible health for the procedure. If emergent, the anesthesiologist can be prepared for possible complications and treat them. ...Read more
Have chronic cough need cateract surgery will take ativaan for anxiety but this won'the help if I start coughing?
Determine cause: Chronic cough is most commonly due to 3 conditions: asthma, post-nasal drip, or GERD (heartburn). You might have one or a combination of all three. Post-viral cough is also very common and can last for weeks. Further workup by Allergist is helpful as they can perform a more detailed assessment including skin testing, pulmonary function testing, etc. Treatment will depend on cause. ...Read more
I am down for surgery in the next 2 weeks to have thyroid removed but have a cough started friday will they still do it?
Ask the surgeon: Or the anesthesiologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I ve bronciectasis in left lower lobe & have chronic uncontrollable cough, is it better to go for surgery to have that part removed before it spreads?
Not that simple: If it is your idea then no, as medical management postural drainage, antibiotics will help, also bronchiectasis do not spread to the other segments like infection, how ever for intractable disease when only one segments is involved, with good pulmonary function tests some times segmental resection is indicated speak to your doctor will advise what you need. ...Read more
I had surgery for an lingual hernia 4 weeks ago. I have noticed that it still looks like a hernia. I feel it when I cough or yell. I think its still?
Very common feeling.: Hernia surgery in adults involves removing the hernia sac and placing mesh to cover the hole in the abdominal wall. It is common and expected for fluid to accumulate in the space where the hernia was; this can look and feel like a hernia initially. Not to worry: your body will slowly reabsorb this fluid. Regardless, if you have pain or this persists, you should go back to see your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a very small recurrent hernia, it is only noticible when I cough, otherwise there's no bulge, should I have another surgery or just wait no pain?
See your surgeon: In general, it is good that there are no symptoms, but also in general, we think recurrent hernias are more likely to become a problem that primary hernias. Further, it may not be a recurrence, and an exam by a surgeon, along with the surgeon;s advice may be the best course of action. ...Read more
"i have my vagina repair surgery today 4 weeks and I have a horrible cough, when I cough I felt a rip on the inside of my vagina could it cause a prob?
Get it checked out
you may have torn a stitch or two. ...Read more
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